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Jarhead
February 4th, 2010, 04:47 PM
Current DNR Legislation Status Report (Thursday, February 4, 2010)

http://www.michigandnr.com/legislation/

These are issues we are currwently working on...

HB 4411 (Sheltrown) Allow operation of ATV on a nondesignated trail by a person over 60 or a person with a disability Tourism, Outdoor Recreation & Natural Resources OPPOSE Introduced 02/25/09

HB 4507 (Espinoza) Expand counties eligible for operation of ORVs on road shoulders Tourism, Outdoor Recreation & Natural Resources NEUTRAL PA 175 of 2009, 12/16/09

HB 5007 (Kandrevas) Prohibit operation of ORV while intoxicated Judiciary Contact MSP Referral to House Tourism, 09/17/09

HB 5008 (Bledsoe) Sentencing guidelines for operating ORV while intoxicated Judiciary Contact CORR Referral to House Tourism, 09/17/09

HB 5087 (Sheltrown) Modify definition of off-road recreation vehicle Tourism, Outdoor Recreation & Natural Resources SUPPORT PA 200 of 2009, 12/29/09
HB 5497 (Sheltrown) Provide permanent registration sticker for ORVs used for law enforcement Tourism, Outdoor Recreation & Natural Resources Contact MSP Referred to 2nd reading w Sub H-1, 10/13/09

In addition, we are working on a bill to amend 1994 PA 451 (324.811), entitled "Natural resources and environmental protection act," which is commonly refered to as Part 811.

Rocky
February 17th, 2010, 10:02 PM
HB 5087 was a complete waste of time IMO.

I see no legitimate purpose in legislation amending the definition of an ATV over to also include 6 wheeled vehicles and the maximum engine size for an ATV would be raised from 500cc to now 1000cc..

I guess Polaris raised hell with the Lansing legislators and wanted their 6 wheeled vehicle classified as an ATV in Michigan------WHY??

A 6 wheeled Polaris vehicle WAS already classified as an ORV under Michigan's past law and would be allowed to operate on ORV Routes within Michigans designated trail system if over 50 inches in width.

WHY now call it an ATV for?

6 wheeled Polaris vehicles cannot legally operate on an ORV Trail because they are wider than 50 inches in width--------SO-----WHY THE CHANGE FROM ORV TO ATV?

Because some of our legislators have nothing better to do with their time:thumb:

Jarhead
February 18th, 2010, 06:55 AM
HB 5087 was a complete waste of time IMO.

I see no legitimate purpose in legislation amending the definition of an ATV over to also include 6 wheeled vehicles and the maximum engine size for an ATV would be raised from 500cc to now 1000cc..

I guess Polaris raised hell with the Lansing legislators and wanted their 6 wheeled vehicle classified as an ATV in Michigan------WHY??

A 6 wheeled Polaris vehicle WAS already classified as an ORV under Michigan's past law and would be allowed to operate on ORV Routes within Michigans designated trail system if over 50 inches in width.

WHY now call it an ATV for?

6 wheeled Polaris vehicles cannot legally operate on an ORV Trail because they are wider than 50 inches in width--------SO-----WHY THE CHANGE FROM ORV TO ATV?

Because some of our legislators have nothing better to do with their time:thumb:

Your issues are valid, additionally the classification change is confusing because of the size limitations that are a part of PA 240. Just because they/we call it an ATV in one HB, doesn't necessitate the change throughout existing statute and law.